May 19, 2005
“Herbie & Friends Cruise” celebrates Volkswagen’s 50th anniversary
Auburn Hills, Michigan – Volkswagen of America is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a national caravan consisting of hundreds of Volkswagens, their owners and enthusiasts, as well as the original “Herbie The Love Bug” Beetle.
Also celebrating silver anniversaries are Disney and the Karmann Ghia Club of North America, both of which will join Volkswagen on the tour.
The tour left Santa Monica, California on Friday, May 13th and will travel until May 29th across the United States, stopping at fifteen Volkswagen dealerships along the route. Each stop will become a car show open to the public. Some owners will continue from the Virginia finish to either Orlando, Florida for a Disney celebration, or on a voyage to Osnabruck, Germany for a Karmann Ghia event.